Literally, “to accompany.” To accompany the dead to their final resting place is a great mitzvah and shows true honor for the dead because the deceased cannot respond to those who perform this mitzvah.
Literally, “honoring the deceased.”
Literally, “Blessed is the Judge of Truth;” Customary words one recites upon hearing of a person’s death.
The "justification of God" prayer recited at burial.
Guard who sits with the body before burial, often reciting psalms.
"Treasury of souls;" the metaphysical way-station in which righteous souls reside before returning to a new life.
Comforting the mourners after burial and for the seven days of shiva.